GIS or Geographic Information Systems represent a collection of methods to collect, organize, analyze, and present spatial data, which can can enhance learning by using interactive tools.
Using GIS is very helpful to solve various problems – students can easily frame and visualize problems, which helps them create better targeted solutions to challenges they’re faced it,, whether they are about ebenrgy, city planinning, natural hazards, climate, litter, or other similar problems.
Geoinformatics naturally fits into Project Based learning or PBL since it makes students active and engaged in problem-solving as scientists, planners, and other decision-makers.
Students who use GIS usually start thinking differently. They start to ask questions themselves, instead of replying to common teachers’ questions.
GIS „forces“ students to think better, to ask better questions in various fiels od study:
- Transportation Infrastructure
- Urban Planning
- Telecom and Network services
- Terrain Mapping
- Creating 3D Interactive Maps
- Water Supply Analysis
- Disaster managements
- Agricultural Applications
- Digital Taxation
- Dairy Industry
- Fisheries and Ocean Industries
- Pest Management
- Traffic Density
+ more that 30 other fields and industries.